World Squash Day Set to Relaunch Game
World Squash Day will help 'relaunch the game' when events
take place across the globe on Saturday October 10.
That’s the prediction of World Squash Day founder Alan Thatcher, who is
determined to help clubs and federations move out of lockdown with a
campaign aimed at renewed growth.
World Squash Day is endorsed by the World Squash Federation (WSF) and
the Professional Squash Association (PSA) and Thatcher said: “It has
been a difficult time for everyone in the game, affecting clubs,
ordinary players and professionals just the same.
“We have seen some incredible things on social media during the
lockdown, with squash enthusiasts creating temporary courts in their
back gardens, garages and basements, and we intend to leverage this
passion for our sport to gain massive traction for World Squash Day.
“Despite the absence of tournaments, PSA members have continued to
entertain us all on social media with their lockdown training videos,
trick shots and podcasts.
“I am hoping clubs and national federations will harness that enthusiasm
and energy on World Squash Day to create some outstanding events to
welcome players back to the game and help to attract a new generation of
players to our courts. We are all in this together.
“We also have plans to help raise money for our community, and in
particular the PSA hardship fund, 'We Are One', aimed at looking after
players who are experiencing financial hardship with zero income since
Thatcher, an English tournament promoter and author who launched World
Squash Day in 2002, added: “Health, of course, is top of the global
agenda right now and squash is known to be one of the healthiest sports
“It’s not just the obvious fun and fitness benefits. Squash provides
significant mental health benefits as well.
“These messages are being communicated by the World Squash Federation,
which is inviting all of its members to encourage every squash facility
on the planet to take part in the celebration of World Squash Day.
“Many countries are moving out of lockdown and allowing squash to
function as normal once again, but others are obviously dealing with
local guidelines and restrictions.
“We are mindful of all these issues and will manage events accordingly.”
World Squash Day 2020 has an easy date to remember: 10/10/20.
A wide-ranging social media campaign will feature the use of hashtags #whyilovesquash
and #isupportworldsquashday across a variety of platforms.
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Please contact World Squash Day Founder Alan Thatcher